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  • Area of Specialization: English Language/ Stylistics
  • Department of English and Literary Studies

  • Mabel Osakwe’s Intellectual Bio-sketch This Linguist, stylistician, poet, and pastor is one of a set of twin-girls born on the 5th of November, 1951 to Chief and Mrs Ebinum in Obiaruku, Delta State, Nigeria. She attended CMS School Umutu, Anglican Girls Grammar School Ughelli, St. Anne’s School, Ibadan, University of Ibadan and Temple University, USA. These institutions produced this Professor of English Language with a PhD English Language, (1992) Ibadan, M.A. English Language, (1983) Ibadan, M.Ed. Curriculum (1980) USA, B.A. (Hons) English, (1976) Ibadan, Higher School Certificate (HSC) (1972) Cambridge, Advanced Level GCE (1972) (London) West African School Certificate (1968) She is well-published nationally and internationally in journals and books. Her Inaugural Lecture: Tending, Bending and Breaking Vagabond English for Global Needs sums up most of her contribution to scholarship. Her Current Research Interest explores common grounds between English linguistics and other disciplines in Collaborative research towards Sustainable Development Goals
    My Publications
  1. OSAKWE, M. I. (June 2016 ) A Universal Grammar Account of Time-Relationship Signals in English and Ukwuani Verb Phrases”., Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference International Ryerson University Toronto.
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  2. OSAKWE, M. I. (2021) Graphological Strategizing as Solution to Problems of Linguistic Heterogeneity, Translatability and Orality in Written Poetic, Discourse of English Expression. , African Association for Rhetoric, Cape Town. (In view)
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  3. OSAKWE, M. I. (2019) Verbalizing Nigeria’s Woes in English Beside and Bestride WAZOBIA: An Analysis of Some Nigerian, ICALEL Currents in African Literature and the English Language.
    Vol.Vol X Pages: pp38 – 48

  4. OSAKWE, M. I. (2015) Lexicology and Productivity: An Analysis of Meaning in Some Nigerian Slangs. , International Journal of Arts and Sciences
    Vol.Vol. 08, No 07 Pages: p. 279 – 291

  5. OSAKWE, M.I. (2015) The Language Factor in Job Creation in Rural Decay, Resource Control, and the Dynamics, and the Dynamics of Youth Unemployment and Crime in Nigeria., International Journal of the Social Sciences.
      Vol. Vol. 10 Issue 4. Pages: No p.1- 14

  6. OSAKWE, M. I. (2012) Social Meaning and Kinship Terms in English and Ukwuani, Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
    Vol. Vol.6 Issue7 Pages: p.39 4

  7. OSAKWE, M. I. (2011b) Desert Songs of Bloom : A Collection of Poems., Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited
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  8. OSAKWE, M. I. (2011) Tending, Bending, and Breaking Vagabond English for Global Needs., Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
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  9. OSAKWE, M. I. (2010f) Unbiased Gender Education as Answer to Global Poverty Osakwe E.O. (ed) SOCIAL STUDIES AND INTEGRATED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA., Ibadan: Kraft Books Limited
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  10. OSAKWE, M.I & MOWARIN M. (2010d ) The Internal Structure of the Noun Phrase in the Nigerian Pidgin’ Proceedings of the “Conference on Nigerian Pidgin. , University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria ( 8 – 9 July 2009 ) Vol.  Pages:  

  11. OSAKWE, M. I. (2010c) Communication as Energy for Processing Garbage to Gold for Women of Africa in Abraka Humanities Review. , Abraka Humanities Review
      Vol.Vol.3 No.1. Pages: p 1-13

  12. OSAKWE, M. I. (2010c) Party Comedians as Facilitators of Language Development for Developing Nigeria. , International Journal of the Social Sciences
    Vol.Vol. 5 No. 7, Pages: p. 109-120

  13. OSAKWE, M. I. (2010b) Activating Language Policies from the Unsafe Safes for Women Empowerment in Engendering Policies for The Attainment of Gender Related MDGs Nigeria. , Asaba: Rural Linkage Network
      Vol. Pages: p 15-24.

  14. OSAKWE, M.I (2009) The Tag Question Problem in Nigerian English Usage: Guided Steps out of the Problem of Acceptability. , Lagos Notes and Record.
    Vol. Vol 15. 2009 Pages: p. 18-29

  15. OSAKWE, M. I. (2007) The Utility Factor and the Language Policy in Nigeria Warri., Journal of School of Languages.
    Vol. Vol. 3 Pages: p 190-206

  16. OSAKWE, M. I. (2005b) Growing English and National Growth: The Nigerian Experience:, Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol.Vol. 1 No. 1 Pages: p. 13 - 25

  17. OSAKWE, M.I. (2005a) Welcome English, Stay on English, and How Long English in Nigeria West Delta Multilingual Communities. , Journal of Nigeria English Studies Association
    Vol. Vol. ii No. 1. Pages: p. 11 – 23.

  18. OSAKWE, M. I. (2004) The Communication Dynamics of Herbert’s Easter Wings Uyo:, Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol. Vol. 1, No. 2 Pages: p. 80 – 82.

  19. OSAKWE, M.I. (1999b) A Stylistics Analysis of Flora Nwapa’s Efuru in Journal of Cultural Studies , Journal of Cultural Studies
    Vol. Vol. 1 No.1. Pages: p. 131 – 138.

  20. OSAKWE, M.I. (1998a) Wole Soyinka’s Poetry as Bilingual’s Creativity in World Englishes Oxford., Blackwell Publishers
    Vol.Vol. 18 No. 1 Pages: p. 63 –77

  21. OSAKWE, M.I. (1995b) The Language of Soyinka’s A Shuttle in the Crypt. Ibadan, Ibadan University Press
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  22. OSAKWE, M.I. (1995a) A Linguistic Guide to Soyinka’s Idanre and Other Poems Ibadan., Ibadan University Press.
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  23. OSAKWE, M.I. (1994) The I- Can’t Syndrome and the Student of English Syntax AJOCS, A Delta State University Journal
    Vol.Vol. 11, No. 1, Pages: p. 147 – 155.

  24. OSAKWE, Mabel I. (1993b) The Language Of Nigerian Prose Fiction: An Excerpt from Elechi Amad's - THE CONCUBINE., ONA Abraka Journal of Researches in Languages and Literature
      Vol.Vol 11, No 11 Pages: P.26-29

  25. OSAKWE, M.I. (1993a) Ogun Abibiman: A Creative Translation of Yoruba Verse META, Montreal., Montreal University Press, Canada
    Vol.Vol. 43 No. 3 Pages: p. 467 – 471

  26. OSAKWE, M. I. (1993a) A Linguistics Oriented Style Analysis of Four Texts in Ona Abraka Journal of Researches , ONA Abraka Journal of Researches in Languages and Literature
      Vol.Vol 1, No 1 Pages: P.19-32

  27. OSAKWE M.I. (1992b) The Language of Wole Soyinka’s Poetry: A Diatype of English PhD Thesis University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Unpublished
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  28. OSAKWE, M.I. (1992a) Soyinka’s Verbalization of “Coming” and “Going” Humanitas ., Abraka Journal of Arts .
    Vol.Vol. 3, No 2 Pages: P. 84 – 97

  29. OSAKWE, M. I. (1991) The Tenor Factor in the Style of Public Speaking New York: Language and Style., Queen’s College Press.
    Vol.Vol. 2.No. 3. Pages: P. 12 – 21

  30. OSAKWE, M. I. (1988) The Styles of Abiku: Two Related Diatypes of English in Language and Style New York:, Queen’s College Press.
    Vol.Vol. 21 No. 1 Pages: p.97 – 103

  31. OSAKWE, M.I ( 2015) Rhetoric and Mandela’s Panegyric: Extending Dialogue on Africa’s Transition from Pains of Misrule to Gains of Transformative Democracy”., African Journal of Rhetoric Cape Town, Journal of African Association of Rhetoric
    Vol. Vol. 7 p. 21- 49. Pages: p. 279 – 291

  32. OSAKWE, M. I. ( 2010a) Corpora and Bilingual Translation in Soyinka’s and Achebe’s Usages: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translational Studies http: // www. ProceedingsOSAKWE, M.I. (2010a) Corpora and Bilingual Translation in Soyinka’s and Achebe’s Usages: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translational Studies http: // Proceedings, http: // Proceedings
    http: // Proceedings Vol.No.3 p. Pages: 467 – 471

  33. OSAKWE, M. I. ( 1999a) The Syntax and Semantics of IDANRE Noun Phrases: A Linguistic Spectacle in Language and Style New York., Queen’s College press
      Vol. Vol. 24, No.3 Pages: p. 255 - 261

  34. OSAKWE, M.I. ( 1998c) Densely Speaking: to Do or Not To Do: A Comparative Stylistic Analysis of Soyinka and Clark’s Poems in The Language of African Literature Epstein and Kole (Eds.) Trenton., African World Press, Inc.
    Vol.Vol. 2, No2, Pages: P. 103 – 111

  35. OSAKWE, M.I. ( 1998b) Ornatism and Meaning in Niyi Osundare’s Moonsongs Ndunode., Calabar Journal of the Humanities
    Vol.Vol. 2, No2, Pages: p. 82 – 91

  36. OSAKWE, M.I. ( 1996) “A Linguistic Stylistic Analysis of Selected Poems of L1 and L2 English expression: Blake, Diop, Peters, Clark, and Soyinka” in Poetry Mate Enugu. , Forth Dimension Publishers.
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  37. OSAKWE M. I. & OKONTA, P. ( 2012) English and Mathematics as Brain Tools for Human Capital Development Language, Communication and Human Capital in a Globalized World., Ibadan : Kraft Books Ltd.
    Vol. Pages: p. 286 – 299